The 9 Most Difficult-to-Source Tech & IT Roles
Competition for IT workers is fierce in the tech world and skills shortages abound. How fierce? Using data from TEKsystems, we look at what organizations describe as their most difficult-to-fill IT roles.

7 Ways to Advance Your Project Management Career
Wed, April 23, 2014 Project management experts and executive IT recruiters provide tips to project managers on what they can do to give their careers a boost.

Simple Questions to Gauge Employee Satisfaction
Wed, April 23, 2014 If you're looking to improve workplace satisfaction and retention, you can improve morale by asking employees a single question.

'Silicon Valley' Nails the Bay Area's Tech Culture's Tom Kaneshige resisted watching HBO's new comedy about life in the Silicon Valley. But a funny thing happened during a week of binge viewing.

Cloud Attacks Follow Data Center Trends

As more workloads shift to the cloud, cyberattacks that have traditionally targeted on-premises data centers are following them to the Web.


Recent pan-industry data breach reports from Symantec and Verizon Business largely confirm what healthcare already knows about the root cause of its data breaches. But how can organizations step up to improve security?


The days of developing personal profiles that place a priority on reputation are slipping away as impromptu activity on social media gathers momentum. This new class of apps encourages you to tell secrets, chat or even hook up with strangers.


HTC's latest and greatest, the One (M8), packs a bevy of unique features. Some are sure to impress, while others will disappoint.'s Al Sacco shed lights on four of the best things about the new HTC One and four of the worst.


The best leaders aren't necessarily great managers and great managers aren't always the best leaders. Here's a look at the separate skills associated with each, so you can be the best leader and/or manager for your IT team.


Many business users say they're fed up with what they perceive as sluggish IT departments, but cringe at the thought of outsourcing to a managed services provider. However, BYOD, consumer tech and the cloud may be clearing a path for change.


Tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, these 12 gadgets change that.


As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes important. Hadoop enables processing large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data.


Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.


More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery.


Spend some time with a BlackBerry 10 device and you just might put your iPhone away for good. contributor Paul Mah did. Here he outlines the nine steps it takes to move from an iPhone 5S to a BlackBerry Z30.

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Data Center Definitions & Solutions

What is a data center? How are data centers managed? What data center technologies should I be aware of?


CIO 100 2013

The 2013 CIO 100 Awards honor 100 companies that are accelerating business results by innovating with technology. Find out who they are.

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Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

This eBook is for IT professionals who determine IT strategies, and for systems administrators who manage storage. Gain insight into hybrid cloud storage, scaling architecture, and to allocating and expanding capacity. Download today.

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Microsoft StorSimple

Manage storage growth & archiving with StorSimple, Microsoft's storage solution. Learn more about hybrid cloud storage today.

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Taneja Report: Leveraging Windows Azure and StorSimple

Leverage Microsoft's solution for hybrid cloud storage that delivers applications and upgrades, runs analysis on bid data, and connects distributed groups for sharing information and development. Download today.

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ESG Lab Report: Hybrid Cloud Storage from Microsoft

This ESG Lab review documents the results of independent, hands-on testing of Microsoft's solution for hybrid cloud storage--specifically StorSimple cloud-integrated storage and Windows Azure. Download today.

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Top 4 Digital Signage Fails

Join RMG Networks for a look at four of the most common reasons digital signage fails in corporate businesses. Learn about strategies to prevent those failures and realize the full potential digital signage represents.

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Building Tomorrow's Infrastructure

Listen to this podcast to discover how Crider Foods worked with PC Connection to update their IT infrastructure, while maintaining compliance and control.

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Best Practices in Virtualization: Data Protection for Modern Data Centers

In this webcast, we'll explore the virtualization evolution--from servers to storage to enterprise apps--with best practices in data protection for continued success.

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Shared Accounts: The Back Door That's Tough to Close

Shared User Accounts creates a lot of friction

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The Future-State CIO®

The Future-State CIO® will be accountable for IT function success and business process transformation by adopting a more company-external focus and concentrating on using information to drive innovation and strategic advantage in pursuit of business goals. Learn more

Is your C-Suite Ready?

Is your C-suite equipped to make the best decisions about digital-based innovation and transformation? This 12-minute survey will generate benchmarks to see if your enterprise is a digital vanguard or laggard. Take the survey.


CIO as Pathfinder in the Digital Business Domain

Explore a new framework that positions the CIO as a pathfinder and vanguard of company-side digital activities and initiatives. Hear about the CIO's expanding new role on March 31. Register now.

Building Your Leadership Brand

Do you have a unique leadership brand with defined goals? On March 19, join the CIO Executive Council to develop your plan of action and accelerate to the cross-functional strategic level. Register now.

IT Leadership Journey Assessment

Assess IT's relationship with business leaders with this quick self-scoring assessment. In order for IT to become a strategic business driver and game changer, the technology organization must become a trusted partner and true business peer. Learn more

Creating Your Future-State IT Leadership Team Today

A recent survey by the CIO Executive Council reveals a fundamental disconnect between current IT proficiencies such as vendor partnering and future priorities. Take a closer look to understand which leadership skills are valued. Learn more

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